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2017 Call for Abstracts

 

2017 Annual SWPARC Meeting to be held in Denver, CO June 1-4, 2017

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: May 12, 2017

We invite members of Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SW PARC), Colorado PARC (CO PARC), and other interested parties to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the first ever Joint SW PARC/CO PARC Meeting! The meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, USA, June 1-4, 2017. Presentation topics are open to any reptile and/or amphibian conservation work in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, but we are particularly interested in presentations related to our 2017 meeting theme, which is Operationalizing PARC’s Strategic Plan. Strategic areas on which PARC will focus for the next five years are network growth, habitat conservation, and species conservation. See below for the seven subgoals (IA, IB, etc.) under the strategic areas. We welcome presentation on how you, your agency, institution, or organization is already contributing to implementing one or more of these subgoals, or how you can or will contribute to accomplishing these goals.

STRATEGIC AREA I: Network Growth

Goal: Strategically grow and enhance the PARC Network with partnerships that directly impact conservation actions.

I A. Identify, establish, and strengthen connections among partners that impact important amphibian and reptile habitats and populations.

I B. Enhance and improve communication within the amphibian and reptile conservation community.

STRATEGIC AREA II: Habitat Conservation

Goal: Identify, restore, and create important amphibian and reptile habitats and connectivity.

II A. Refine, support, develop, integrate, and promote Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs) across the United States and North America.

II B. Broaden opportunities for habitat management and conservation training and certifications.

STRATEGIC AREA III: Species Conservation

Goal: Support rangewide species conservation collaborative actions and complementary efforts.

III A. Facilitate collaborative development of, or implementation of existing, rangewide species conservation action plans for priority species.

III B. Identify new conservation research needs and opportunities, particularly those that could increase rigor and scientific integrity of species conservation assessments, or that could facilitate future assessments, as appropriate.

III C. Operationalize species conservation plans and actions at the agency and institutional levels.

 

The SW PARC and CO PARC Program Committee strongly encourages participants to consider submission for poster presentations.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

  • Presentations must be based on original work. Abstracts must contain sufficient information to convey the main theme.
  • Abstracts (maximum 200 words) will be evaluated on relevance to the subject of herpetological conservation, originality, quality of writing, and adherence to required guidelines.
  • Before submitting an abstract, authors should be confident that they will attend the meeting. At least one of the authors on the abstract should register for the meeting. Withdrawal of papers creates problems. If cancellation is necessary, please contact Danny Martin as soon as possible.
  • Please conform to the submission instructions. Failure to do so will result in your abstract being returned and possibly rejected.

Submission Procedure:

All abstracts for oral and poster sessions must be submitted to Danny Martin no later than 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) Friday, May 12, 2017 by email or using the form on the CO PARC website.

Use the following format for your abstract, and refer to the example below:

  • Use MS Word, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, single-spaced, left justified
  • Use UPPERCASE for authors and indicate presenter
  • Include affiliation and address after names; email address (remove hyperlink) and phone number.
  • Indicate presentation type: Oral (or) Poster
  • Indicate presentation topic or theme
  • Leave a single space between TOPIC line, Abstract title, and abstract section
  • Use bold title case for title
  • Abstract has a maximum of 200 words
  • Limit abstract to one paragraph
  • On your e-mail subject line, use: “LASTNAME: SW PARC/CO PARC Presentation Abstract”

Example

E-mail subject line: LOVICH: SW PARC Presentation Abstract

AUTHOR(S): LOVICH, ROBERT E. (presenter), and DANIEL J. LEAVITT.

AFFILIATION: (REL) Naval Facilities Engineering Command SW, San Diego, CA, USA; (DJL) Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ, USA;

EMAIL: robert.lovich@navy.mil, dleavitt@azgfd.gov.

PHONE: (623) 236-7584

PRESENTATION: Oral

TOPIC (optional): Rangewide species conservation

The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) Monitoring and Management Strategy. The flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii; FTHL) has the smallest range of all horned lizards in the United States. Restricted to lower Sonoran desert habitats of the states of California, Arizona, and Baja California, in the United States and Mexico respectively, this species has been the target of research studies and conservation actions for multiple decades. Increasing threats to the long-term survival of this species persist, and challenge the long-term persistence of this species throughout its range. These challenges require rigorous, up-to-date, and accurate status information essential to successful management of FTHL. In order to better understand …

 

After you submit the abstract by email, you should receive an acknowledgment via email within 48 hours. For more information, contact Clint Henke chenke@eroresources.com or Ian Jessup ian.jessup@gmail.com

PRESENTATION FORMATS

Oral Presentations:

Contributed and invited presentations are limited to 15 minutes (including 2-3 minutes for questions and discussion). Session moderators will strictly enforce these limits.

Posters:

Posters are an excellent medium for detailed and extended discussion of your research and allow for complex charts, graphs, tables, or photographs that are difficult to present in an oral presentation session. Posters must be 36” high x 48” wide. All posters must be displayed by Friday, June 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. A formal poster session will take place that evening.

Most university websites provide guidelines for preparing effective talks and posters. Please take advantage of these resources (i.e. https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~scranmer/cranmer_ htgat.html; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1876493).

SWPARC 2017 meeting in Denver, CO June 1-4

SWPARC 2017

The first ever Joint SW PARC/CO PARC Meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, USA, June 1-4, 2017. This year’s theme is Operationalizing PARC’s Strategic Plan. Strategic areas on which PARC will focus for the next five years are network growth, habitat conservation, and species conservation.

More details​ can be found here.

Agenda for 2016 meeting is here!

Final agenda for the 2016 meeting is here in PDF format: SWPARC-2016-AGENDA!

See you soon!

2016 SWPARC meeting in Big Bend! Registration still open!

SWPARC Annual Meeting in the BIG BEND!

When: August 11-14th, 2016

Registration: $35

Pay online through Eventbrite (link here)

Where: Sul Ross State University (SRSU), Alpine, TX. Alpine is located in the heart of Trans Pecos, Texas, approximately 1 hour from Big Bend National Park. The Chihuahuan Desert is just 30 minutes south.

ATTENTION: See detailed info for dorm information. You’ll need to bring your own linens and a towel!

 See this PDF file for more details: 2016 SWPARC Meeting detailed info 

2016 call for abstracts! Deadline extended to Aug 1st!

We invite interested parties to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the SWPARC annual meeting in Alpine, TX. Presentation topics are open to any herpetological conservation work in the Southwest United States and Northern Mexico. Keep these in mind:

  • Presentations must be based on original work. Abstracts (maximum 250 words) must contain sufficient information to convey the main theme, objectives, results, and conclusions of the work.
  • Oral presentations are limited. The planning committee will determine which abstracts are selected for oral or poster presentations.

Submission Procedure:

Please, submit all abstracts to Sean Graham (southwestparc@gmail.com) by Aug 1st, 2016.

Use the following format for your abstract, and refer to the example below:

  • Use Microsoft Word or equivalent to save a DOC file, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, single-spaced, left justified
  • Use UPPERCASE for authors and indicate presenter.
  • Include affiliation and address after names; email address (remove hyperlink) and phone number
  • Leave a single space between address block and abstract
  • Use Bold Title Case for title
  • Abstract has a maximum of 250 words
  • Limit abstract to one paragraph
  • On your email subject line, use LASTNAME: SWPARC Poster Abstract

Example:

AUTHOR(S): DOE, JOHN Z. (presenter), and DE LA CRUZ, MARÍA J.

AFFILIATION: (JZD) School of Environmental Squamatology, University of the Dunes, Lost Wages, NV 87654, USA; (MJC) Colegio Nacional de Herpetología, Facultad de Lagartijas, Casilla 550, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina;

EMAIL: jdoe@udunes.edu, maria.cruz@lagartijas.edu.ar

PHONE: (888) 555-7777

 

SWPARC workshops at JMIH meeting in Reno, NV

Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is hosting the following workshops on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the JMIH Annual Meeting:

Student Workshop: Getting Started With Your Field Work

8:30 am-12:00 am (break 10:00-10:30 am)

  • Permit application process
  • Biosecurity protocols (including useful tools and equipment)
  • IACUC and Animal handling/animal care
  • Species selection and potential conservation implications
  • Field notes – recommendations and best practices for recording your data and notes

Venomous Reptiles Workshop: Safety Practices and Myth Busting

Instructors: ML Robinson, Jason L. Jones, and John Potash

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm (break 3:00-3:30 pm)

  • Safety equipment
  • Safe handling techniques
  • Correct identification of venomous reptile species in our region
  • Myths, facts and fiction
  • First aid – general overview and discussion of antivenin uses

Please email klovich@sandiegozoo.org for more information.

SWPARC Symposia at the 2015 ASIH meeting

SWPARC is organizing an entire symposium during the 2015 ASIH meeting:

Conservation programs for reptiles and amphibians in the Southwest

http://www.dce.k-state.edu/conf/jointmeeting/symposia

 

Hotel booking extended

The cutoff date for the SWPARC booking rate ($169) has been extended to May 27th. Here’s the web link for booking reservations online with the group code:

–> Book your group rate: SD Zoo Global SWPARC >>

Frogwatch USA Training Seminar

Don’t forget about AZA FrogWatch USA Training Seminar at San Diego Zoo on Sunday, Jun 8th  at the Scripps Research Building – Click this link to register.

The Frogwatch USA workshop is a go!

Registration extended to 30th of May! 

Updated information on field trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park!

Go to the 2014 meeting page to see updated information on this field trip (June 13-14)…